Since the last points announcement we’ve had the largest paper highlander event ever, with 2022 Highlander Masters, and a return to consistent paper play amongst most of the highlander scene, resulting in a significant uptick in event results and data. Overall we still believe 7 point Highlander is in an excellent spot, with a broad variety of archetypes and play styles seeing some success. However with some new members on the committee, we’ve taken a look at some of the historical points, with an eye to free up some cards that aren’t seeing play, and revitalise some struggling archetypes.
Uro Titan of Nature’s Wrath
The format is reasonably stable at the moment, and there have been few big events with intermingled communities, so we’re only making a small set of changes for this release. In addition to this, the last points update was one of the larger ones we’ve done for some time. On top of these factors, if we’re bringing on a new committee member in the near future, it felt like we should involve them in any big pointing decisions.
First of all to acknowledge the hit to UR decks:
Decks with the Izzet core (URx) were given a pass the previous points announcement; It was theorised that the large presence of Thassa’s Oracle combo was keeping away predators of URx decks.
It has been a tumultuous couple of months for 7 Point Highlander. We’ve had the biggest event the format has ever seen (200+ players, beating our previous record of 98). We’ve had a huge influx of new decks, new people, new opinions and great new ideas. In addition to this, the Committee has been discussing how we should react to… Read More »Points Announcement: D&D: ADVENTURES IN THE FORGOTTEN REALMS
The committee has been keeping a close eye on a number of decks over the last few months. This points update is a conservative one and includes a change to the watch list. We have access to more and more data from players and TO’s using the point and deck list portals. However, we still only have half of the… Read More »Points Announcement: Strixhaven
Magic has been experiencing a lot of ups and downs lately and some formats are feeling it more than others. We are trying our best to keep this format healthy and fun for new and existing players alike. Oko, Thief of Crowns is now 2 Points. (from 1 to 2) To improve the health of the format we aim to tax… Read More »Points Announcement: Kaldheim